Monday, September 20, 2010

Hair Dryer Diffusers!

Every curly needs to have a diffuser in her hair arsenal. These hair dryer attachments help distribute the heated air evenly and doesn't disturb the curls the same way a blowdryer without one would do. A diffuser is used to create curl, body and texture. There are a few different types of diffusers to choose from; finger, without fingers and the mitt diffuser.

If you are looking to create more curls with your hair and add more volume, then the finger diffuser is your best bet. They can cost as little at $5.99 to as much as $34.99 and generally fit most hair dryers. These are the most popular types. Diffusers without fingers resemble a vent and work similarly to a mitt diffuser. Mitt diffusers also help distribute the heat gently without frizzing curls. They travel easily and are inexpensive - starting at $2.49 - but may not last as long as a hard plastic diffuser.

Hair dryer diffusers allow you to have better control when drying your hair. You can focus the air on sections of your hair. You can gently pull the sections to stretch your curls or scrunch to add more curl and definition. Holding your head upside-down while drying adds body and volume. You can also use your hands to feel the curl.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Latest WC Review

Read all about The Make Up Chick's experience using Wonder Curl!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Humidity? what humidity?

no frizzies here!

Why Curly Hair is Awesome...ehem...

In honour of yesterday’s National Afro Day, I would like to take this time to shout out to all curly people and their confidence for wearing their hair out in its natural state. To all those folks who think curly hair is unprofessional or bohemian, I say ‘Pish Tosh” and would like to make some bullet points to why curly hair is awesome.

* It’s your hair! Despite what anyone thinks or says, this is what nature gave you (and nature does not make mistakes). No, it’s not a joke. Your curly hair is a unique part of who you are.
* Not to dismiss point one but you’re not alone either. Over 70% of the world’s population has some sort of texture in their hair.
* Curly hair gets noticed. While I don’t have any statistical data behind me, I do know that I get way more attention when my hair is curly. Also, when out with straight-haired friends, I get so many compliments on my hair.
* Knowledge is power! Again, it may just be me, but there are tons of fabulous sites designed specifically for curly hair. I haven’t noticed too many facebook albums entitled ‘My straight hair journey’
* You! When I see women and men out with their curls/kinks/Afros for all to see, it serves at hair inspiration for others to look at themselves and think ‘Hmm, my hair is similar to theirs and I can wear mine out too.’

Curls instill confidence and self-empowerment. You become your authentic self when you accept, love and nurture who you are.

I leave you with words from singer Donnie in his song “Conscious Cloud” he says:
I’ll be a chameleon and wear it bone straight but it’s so much stronger when it’s in its natural state.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Shrinkage got your hair feeling a bit short? It is the phenomenon that most curlies complain about and the curlier and thicker your hair, the shorter it can appear once it's fully dry. Fret not, my pets. Below are some simple suggestions that will get you the curls that you've for. LOL!

1. Pineappling - simply, this is when you put your hair into a bun on top of your head after it is completely dry and ends up looking like a pineapple. This is also an effective method to maintaining your curly styles overnight.

2. Banding - taking sections of your hair and creating small ponytails using snagfree elastic bands. Place the bands on each ponytail from root to tip. Keep bands in until your hair is dry. Style as usual.

3. Stretching while blowdrying - after hair is about 80% air dried, blow dry in sections by gently pulling hair down with the nozel also in a downward motion. To minimize the damage from heat always use on a low/to medium setting. Better still, use the cool button feature on your blow dryer.

4. Twist or Braids - section wet hair and braid or twist each section. Air dry or use a hard bonnet hair dryer. Use fingers to separate once hair is fully dry.

5. Bantu Knots - section wet hair and twist each section into a 'knot' same as if you were putting your hair into a bun. Secure each knot with an elastic band. Use fingers to separate once hair is fully dry.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Directions on using Wonder Curl's Products

1. Wash and condition your hair as usual.
2. Section wet hair into 3 or 4 parts.*
3. Take each section at a time and add about a dime size of Get Slick Hair Smoothie to each section. Add more depending on length and thickness; be sure to coat the ends.
4. After applying Get Slick, put your hair back into sections.
5. Starting from the back of hair, create smaller sections.
6. Detangle the smaller section with a wide tooth comb as necessary.
7. Apply about a quarter size of Get Set Hair Jelly to the section, starting from the root to tip using your fingers to rake the product through.
8. Use fingers to create clumps and smooth, add more Get Set as needed to section.
9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 until the entire head is saturated with Get Set Hair Jelly.
10. Let hair air dry or under a hair dryer.
11. Once hair is dry, you can use your fingers to separate the clumps or pull back into a loose bun to stretch the curls.

For photos on how-to, please visit

*Please note, depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you may need more than 2ozs to cover your entire head. If you are sampling the product, follow steps for a part of your head to get an understanding of how the products will work in your hair.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Best Ponytail holders ever...EVER!

I am one of those people who read about something that is so cool that I manage to convince myself that life just won't be complete unless I go out and get one. These ponytail holders by Scunci was one of them. I read about it in my Real Simple magazine and made it my mission to get some.

I finally found them at Kmart for only $2.99 plus tax for 12 and they come in awesome colours like neon and glow in dark. I went with pink, purple and black collection. While I was at it, I decided to grab the head bands too.

What makes these holders and bands so much niftier than your average holders is that they are made from silicon and if you are a child of the 80's such as myself, they breathe of nostalgia to the jelly bracelets of yesteryear. They also don't snag and since there's no rubber, won't lose elasticity so easily. If you like to put your hair up while it's still wet, you understand how fabulous this is.

My one wish was that they were a little bit bigger so I could wear them around my wrist without cutting off my circulation. I'm just being picky at this point.

Check out their site for more information:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Product Review of Get Set Hair Jelly

Check out the product review on Savvy Brown's Blog

Hair Product Review: Wonder Curl Get Set Hair Jelly

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Wonder Curl Website

What's new?
We have migrated to hosting who uses 100% wind technology, better for the earth, better for us!
Integrated shopping cart for smoother shopping experience!
More scents to choose from with a drop down menu... See More
Choose between First Class and Priority shipping.
If you live in the Bloomfield, NJ area, you can order online and pick up your purchase, no shipping!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Have Summer...Will Highlight!

In my effort to appear as if I am perpetually on vacation, I have decided to add highlights to my hair. Since I am a self-proclaim Budget Socialite, I wanted this at the cheapest cost possible.

At home highlights really aren’t as frightening as it may seem. I decided to forgo the highlighting kits since trying to tame my curly mane and pulling my hair through one of those caps or attempting to use a brush to apply to each strand were out of the question, time consuming and painful sounding. I am also about instant gratification. I wanted highlights as quickly and with the least amount of effort possible.

What I did and how I did it:

You will need:
A small mixing bowl – that you will toss later
A brush – you can get an elf foundation brush for only $1 at Target
Hair dye – choose a colour that will compliment your current colour

The trickiest part was choosing a colour. Since I already lighten my hair, I wanted a colour that would compliment my ends, but also blend my dark roots easily. I went with Revlon Colorsilk because it’s only $3 at Walmart and claims no ammonia on the box. I settled on Light Golden Brown as this colour is reminiscent to my youthful days when I ran played outside all day during the summer and the crown of my hair would lighten to a colour similar to the box.

After reading a nifty trick on about braiding your hair to create highlights, I decided to employ this technique to my own hair. So, I braided my hair into four cornrows, however you can do as many or as few braids as you wish. I then mixed the contents of the hair dye, shook in the bottle supplied then poured into the small bowl.

Now the fun part…

I used the brush to apply the hair dye directly on my hair, applying only to the top part of my braid. I added some hair day to roots and down to the ends. Once I was satisfied, I placed a plastic cap over my hair and waited a few minutes, checking on the progress intermittently.

When I was happy with the colour, I washed out immediately then styled my hair as usual.

This entire process took maybe a half an hour, give or take a few minutes.

My only regret, not knowing about this when I first lightened my entire head, I would have done this instead! to see the photo album with more pictures.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wonder Curl Get Set Hair Jelly Give Away

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I have teamed up with the Natural Urbanista to giveaway a complimentary 8oz jar of my Get Set Hair Jelly. Go to to get the full details. Good Luck!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ode to the Afro

I'm convinced that just about everyone loves the Afro. People stare and smile as I walk by when my hair has minimum product in it and does what it does naturally, frizz and grow and grow. While I love the attention this fetching style grabs, I dread the time to comb it out.

I get into the shower and dip my head under the water and nothing happens. It's as if the Afro is like duck feathers and water rolls right off of it. Having a lot of conditioner comes in handy, a wide tooth comb and patience. I turn the water off at this stage (a curly girl is an eco girl). Section hair, add goo gobs of conditioner and I begin the daunting task of combing the tangles out.

The Afro is a powerful look and statement. It is a style that emotes confidence and awe. However, it is important that the wearer protects their hair to keep from drying and tangling. It is also imperative to take great care when washing and conditioning your Afro.

I'm back to my usual style, putting my Afro into hiatus again until the next time.
Power on...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Steamy Florida

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I'm back in Florida visiting my family. Last night, in NJ, I washed my hair and styled it with my Get Slick Hair Smoothie and Get Set Hair Jelly. We walked around in search of Mexican since it was Cinco de Mayo. My curls shrunk a bit, but no frizz. Amazing!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New product coming soon!

I've been in my lab working diligently on the next wonderful product of Wonder Curl. The other day I thought I botched the last batch for testing. This was particularly heart breaking since I made almost 32ozs of it. In

Being my father's child and hating to waste anything, I spent the morning in bed brainstorming on how I can fix this batch and not throw it out. Put it in the blender! Pure genius. What was born is 'Get Slick Hair Smoothie'

Get Slick Hair Smoothie is incredibly moisturizing and smoothing for curly hair. It's made with castor oil which coats and protects the hair, coconut oil to penetrate and strengthen hair and blended with distilled aloe vera water. You get soft hair without feeling greasy.

Get Slick Hair Smoothie is perfectly blended and works in concert with Get Set Hair Jelly.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sometimes hair products don't play nice

Last week I decided to switch up on my deep conditioner. Instead of the usual "La Bomba with Avocado oil" I had been working with I used "10 en 1". I've used both in the past and gotten great results, no biggie right? Wrong!

The first time I did the deep conditioning treatment with 10 en 1, I also used African Black Soap as a shampoo. After rinsing, I styled my hair with coconut oil and Get Set Hair Jelly. Everything was going according to plan. After my hair dried I noticed my hair felt hard, and this wasn't normal. My first reaction was that maybe the shampoo was the culprit. So, the following week, I didn't use the shampoo, but deep conditioned with 10 en 1 again. Once again my hair felt hard. Aha!

I gave away my deep conditioner to a fellow curly girl who doesn't use products in her hair. At least I know it will be going to a good home. I will have to keep an eye out on certain products that react adversely to others.

You can find me at the CMO Club Summit next week in NYC

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Get Set Hair Jelly is here!!!

I have made it my mission to simplify my hair styling routine. Having shiny, bouncy hair is a right, not a privilege! I experimented with different ingredients and voila...the first product of the Wonder Curl Hair Care Line is now available to all curlies.

The Get Set Hair Jelly is unlike any other hair gel on the market today because it allows curlies of any hair texture to get the best out of their hair. Using organic aloe-vera gel as it's base and adding ingredients proven to strengthen and moisturize hair, this miracle in the jar will become the gel of your dreams.

There are no oils in this formula so it won't weigh hair down or leave you with a sticky feeling. It coats the strands and creates a barrier from humidity or dry air. What you end up with is seriously soft, shiny and movable curls that lasts for up to one week.

Get Set Hair Jelly is available in two sizes, 8 oz and 16 oz; and in two scents, Earth and Honey Almond. You can purchase online right now at